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Well, the GOP finally has an actual declared candidate for president, and unlike say, Newt Gingrich, he probably won’t have issues with womanizing and multiple divorces. That’s because Californian Fred Karger, a retired political consultant who’s worked for Ronald Reagan and others, is openly gay. He’ll be bringing his “Fred who?” campaign to Sacramento in May for an appearance with retired Sen. Roy Ashburn, time and place TBA. “He so nice, I’ve known him for 30 years,” Karger said of Ashburn. “We’ve become close with both of our outings – his is a little more dramatic than mine.” It was just over a year ago that Ashburn was pulled over at 2 a.m. with a younger man in his car. Ashburn and Karger met in 1982 while working for George Deukmejian’s campaign for governor. Karger, who came out publicly in 2006, was shut out of the annual CPAC convention last month, but said he’s been getting a friendlier reception from national GOP officials recently…

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